Blue Stragglers in Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae

This ground-based telescope image shows the entire crowded core of 47 Tucanae, located 15, 000 light-years away in the constellation Tucana.


Rex Saffer (Villanova University) and Dave Zurek (STScI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

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Release date:29 October 1997, 06:00
Size:776 x 776 px

About the Object

Name:47 Tucanae, NGC 104
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Blue Straggler
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:15000 light years

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Position (RA):0 24 5.22
Position (Dec):-72° 4' 39.54"
Field of view:13.19 x 13.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 6.9° right of vertical

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